Research Opportunities

Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

All undergraduate pharmacy students are strongly encouraged to participate in research during their studies. Any interested Pharmacy student can seek the opportunity to work in research projects in the College by directly contacting the professor(s) supervising the relevant project. For a list of ongoing research projects at the university, go here.

Several research fellowships for undergraduate research are available on a competitive basis to students enrolled in one of the College of Pharmacy undergraduate programs. For information on these undergraduate fellowships and other research opportunities specifically for undergraduates, please see this page. Research Internships in the Bachelor of Sciences in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) program are administered separately, and are open only to those students in the BSPS program. Such students should contact their faculty mentor about arranging a summer internship.

Graduate Research

Research is a crucial element in every graduate degree offered by the College of Pharmacy. Although Purdue College of Pharmacy MS and PhD programs begin with course work, each one culminates in a significant original research effort by the student that demonstrates his or her advanced understanding of and participation in the scientific discovery process. This research project is carried on under the mentorship of faculty, involving both a primary research advisor and an advisory committee.

Post-doctoral Researchers and Visiting Professors/Scientists

If you fall into this category, you should contact the professor in whose research program you have an interest. Caution: Non-judicious use of email to send requests for employment to all the members of the faculty are usually ignored. Be selective!

Professional and Technical Researchers

All interested individuals should refer to the employment page of the Purdue University Human Resource Services Office.

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